Saranac Harvest Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Harvest Ale
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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 16.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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(Beer added by: Utica_Brew_Review on 08-21-2013)
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
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3.43/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed golden straw color with a one finger white head. The head fades rather rapidly leaving some spotty foam on the surface of the brew and a decent lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is a mix of some grainy wheat and bread smells and a bit of of a lemon and grass aroma. Mixed with these aromas is a little bit of caramel and an orange sweetness giving the brew an overall aroma that is of a slightly grainy bready smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a grainy wheat and lightly sweetened taste of a citrus nature of lemon and orange. The sweetness begins fading with the flavor taking on a slightly more bitter and sour flavor as the taste moves on. Other grassy flavors then come to the tongue with a little bit of the sweetness of caramel coming back to the tongue, leaving a decently wheaty taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are rather appropriate for the style and make for an easy drinking brew overall.

Overall – A decent brew but more summer like then fall like overall. Rather refreshing wheat beer with a decent sweetness but yet still crispness.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tdm168
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of tempest
3.61/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pulled out of the fall 12 pack. Overall, it's a gently hoppy wheat beer with a mild, floral melon hop taste and crisp citrus kiss in the finish. It's very drinkable, and I wish they knocked down the ABV a bit to make a better session beer. A little research shows this is a Sorachi Ace ale. While I certainly wouldn't mind a bigger hops character, but it's a fine beer and I'll be drinking the other from this mixed box.

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3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Gmann
3.11/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a hazy golden straw color with a small wispy white head that settles into a light ring.

The aroma has a light floral note with a hint of pepper. A touch of a musty perfumey note. Seems a bit odd but not unpleasant.

The beer has a substantial lemony flavor, some lemon rind bitterness and a bready wheat body. Kind of reminds me of that Sam Adams Coastal Wheat brew. Light grassy hop presence to balance the brew; some pepper notes as well.

The feel is light and crisp with active carbonation. Sweet on the palate and finishes with enough of a grassy bitter to balance the beer. Drinks well.

Overall, not a bad beer but not sure why this is a "harvest" beer. Reminds me more of a summer wheat ale.

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1.75/5  rDev -43%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.61/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A hazy orange color with just a 1/4 of head.
S - Well wheat is predominant but I do smell some citrus hop goodness and malts.
T - Not that bad has a very balanced hop profile, easy drinking wheat flavor and a nice smooth finish. Maybe it's because they labeled it as a "harvest ale" and everyone expected an uber hop experience idk.
M -Light to medium, rather smooth easy to drink.

Overall it's actually very similar to the hoppy lager in that it does have a decent amount of hops and a smooth taste. Yep.

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Saranac Harvest Ale from Matt Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.